Ruth Wyand
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Ruth Wyand

Kill Devil Hills, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Kill Devil Hills, NC
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Blues Americana


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Ruth Wyand @ Sactuary Concert Series

Edison, New Jersey, USA

Edison, New Jersey, USA

Ruth Wyand @ Roadside

Duck, North Carolina, USA

Duck, North Carolina, USA

Ruth Wyand @ Gaskill Park Concert

Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA

Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA

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"Wyand has a great talent, very entertaining" ...DJ Al Watts Victoria Austraia.

"Great CD with very cool sound, airplay guaranteed"
Lord Ditmar Eurowide Webcast, Berlin Germany

"I highly recommend Ruth Wyand's CD Distant Drums. She not only has an outstanding voice, she wrote all the songs and played most of the instruments on them"
Mike Kelsy WFHB Bloomington, Indiana

"Airplay guaranteed on my show" Jane Weber Slovene National Radio Slovena Europe - Ruth Wyand

"Possessing a powerful voice and the ability to mix jazz runs with primal delta slide guitar has always been her forte"
"Unlike most guitarist Ruth knows how to avoid the steady flow of meaningless riffs". Chip Lamey - Juke Joint Notes/Roots & Americana Magazine

"She's such a great guitarist in a world where women guitarist are still few and far between. Her use of open tunings, clawhammer, peidmont and Travis picking, harmonics and drumbeats on the guitar kept the audience totally absorbed and enchanted"
Judith Sappho- Devonport Folk Club/Auckland New Zealand

"The guitar work is impressive Ruth easily demonstrates her mastery of fingerstyle blues and jazz, weaving notes with confidence and skill." Steve Cronin - Entertainment Weekly/AC Press

"Her vocal range is nearly limitless and her delivery is heart felt without sounding too desperate. What really sets Ruth apart from her contemporaries is her deft manipulation of the guitar". Angelina Scioll - The Philadelphia Music Forum

"One doesn't have to search too far on the CD to recognize that Wyand has a great talent as a songwriter as well as superior abilities both vocally and as a guitarist"
Kevin Boyce - Friday Morning Quarterback

"Her polished yet fiery guitar playing and gutsy vocals commands respect"
Allisa Wolf - Phila Inquire

"The best slide sound I've heard in years".
"Wyand's entertainment value exceeded my expectations. Her ability to turn a lyric repeatedly capured the humor of drama that the song required".
Allen Straton - NY Club Check

"Rory (Block) take notice, Ruth comes knocking"
Marc Nolis - Rootstown Music Magazine/Deurne Belgium

"A soulful vocalist and wicked slide player Wyand's music is a hybird of blues, jazz and folk" Jon Engles- World (of) Music/Amsterdam

"It is understanable difficult to attract people out to see a performer on a dark, wet autumn evening but they turned up to see American guitarist Ruth Wyand's show at the Heart of Lincolnshire Folk and Blues club and were treated to a night of superb music".
Mississippi Bill- Boston Target Muisc Group/ UK



1997 Living In Doubt
1999 Live at The Mermaid
2002 Distant Drums
2005 Live At Dante Hall

2005 Live at Dante Hall



2006 Winner of the Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Competion. The first woman to ever take home the 1st place prize.
Primarily a fingerstyle performer whose songwriting is heavily influenced by swing, ragtime, country, folk and blues. Ruth draws on American roots music to frame her lyrics and demonstrate her strengths as an guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. She's had the joy of busking in the streets of Paris and toured eastern and southern UK the last 3 years. Having started in Blues and Rock biker bars as a leader of an electric band for 16 years she's graduated to being a solo acoustic performer in coffeehouses, pubs, house concerts, acoustic clubs and festival stages in the United States, UK and New Zealand
Ruth was a headliner at the 2004 South Florida Folk Festival and has just finished a tour of New Zealand where she received great reviews and praise for picking her way through a variety of Americana guitar styles and entertaining the hell out of them.
May 2,2004 Ruth placed 3rd at The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival's Fingerstyle guitar competition. When she isn't on the road Ruth lives in Kill Devil Hills North Carolina where she plays in local clubs throughout the state and teaches guitar.

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